breaking of hard tissue such as bone
- "it was a nasty fracture"
violate or abuse
- "This writer really fractures the language"
interrupt, break, or destroy
- "fracture the balance of power"
break into pieces
- "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"
become fractured: "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"
break: "She broke her clavicle"
fracture a bone of: "I broke my foot while playing hockey"